I know people in the trade say that parkers is a load b****ks but who would actually pay 50% more than the guide price?http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www/ca ... 3481790985http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... ?logcode=p
The car in that last link has been for sale since last october and has only come down £500 in that time. It's done 2k more miles since then too so has probably been used for running errands. You would think they'd want to sell it wouldn't you. It's along way to go to offer 4k and be told to feck off though
If anyone lives near either of these cars maybe you could go along and offer 3500, get all your mates to do the same over the next week or so and then I'll turn up weekend after next with 4 grand cash
Last october I looked at an '05 with 60k listed at 6 grand and could have had it for 5400 but I tried to get him to chuck in a years tax. He wouldn't so I walked away leaving him with my number. A year on and older ones are more expensive.
Without knowing the car it looks a little unfair, it is below average mileage by a lot and appears to be fully loaded which has to add money.
I've had access to the more pro Glasses guide for a long time and it is always the same story, cars over their values. Just seems to be how it works, if a car has a lack of availability that shoves the price up the books don't reflect that.
I always thought you should pay what you see on Autotrader, if there are 20 cars all around the same price then that is the price regardless of what the books say. You always get a few people way over and there will be no reasoning with them!
15,000 miles under isnt worth a 70% hike on the book price. And as I said they've had it for sale for nearly 11 months so it clearly isn't worth what they are asking. I've been looking for a year now and alot of these cars hang around for months and months. Autotrader will tell you the asking price not the selling price, so as a buyer how am I suposed to know what they are actually worth. Also car dealers will tell you that Parkers or Glasses aren't worth the paper they're written on untill such a time as you have a trade in, then they will give you the book price. So both those cars may well have been bought by the dealer for circa 3 grand.